Services for Players

When it comes to looking after footballers, we are always on the ball

At JMW, our total football career management service enables our footballers to maximise their potential, both as professional players and out there in the commercial marketplace. From your first contract negotiations, across your entire playing career, to life beyond the field of play, YOU the footballer will always come first.

Effectively we will supply a dynamic support structure off the pitch ... allowing you to concentrate on what matters most ... your performance on it!

Transfers and Contracts

It is of paramount importance that you have your contract drafted by one of our expert lawyers before signing it. Football contracts are by their nature specialist and often contain unusual provisions such as how will club promotion or relegation impact upon your pay or bonus? We will represent you in transfer negotiations, protection of image rights, sponsorship deals and merchandising.

Our Contacts

You can make it happen on the pitch whilst we assist you away from it. We can help you keep control of your career and your own destiny. Our contacts sit at the very highest level of their sport. From managers to club chairman, from the heads of sports governing bodies to top media moguls, we have well established relationships.

Personal Endorsements

We know and have worked with the top sporting apparel brands. As a professional footballer we are able to offer YOU to these brands, perhaps as a high profile ambassador or to clinch an endorsement deal that may include a retainer and all the free kit you can wear! We will help you select the brands which suit you and your lifestyle and talk to them on your behalf.

Intellectual Property - Boot Deals, Sponsorship etc.

We have substantial experience in all types of commercial contracts including boot deals and sponsorship agreements. We have advised several members of the current England, Switzerland and Argentina football squads on such agreements. We also regularly advise on licensing agreements and disputes relating to breach of confidence, trademarks, patents and copyright. Here at JMW we can ensure that you maximise your intellectual property rights and prevent others exploiting such rights without your agreements.

Image Rights

If your image appears on a club advert, do you get paid? Are there any restrictions placed upon you by your club which limit the brands or products which you can endorse? Unless you have the right protections in your contract, you may find yourself substantially restricted in your ability to exploit your name and image. We can help you make the most of your image rights by creating a suitable structure that will save you tax and your club national insurance contributions.

Media and Entertainment

Perhaps you want to publish a book or have aspirations to appear on TV or radio as a presenter or even pundit? We have the contacts, at the very highest level throughout the world of media and entertainment, to make this happen for you. Our expertise extends to drafting and negotiating television and other commercial/media contracts.

Sports and Other Injury

A serious injury may have a devastating effect on the career of a football player, whether suffered in the course of playing football or otherwise. Where the injury is due to the fault of another party, then a claim for financial compensation can be made. Our team of skilled and experienced personal injury solicitors will give you comprehensive advice on your rights. We can also introduce you to one of our strategic partners to arrange end of career insurance.

Our dedicated team also offer specialist advice and representation in the following areas:

  • Sports Disciplinary Tribunals and Hearings
  • Sports Visas
  • Defamation and Slander

We can look after all your personal legal requirements

Tax and Wills

We have assisted a number of premiership/championship players and managers with personal tax issues. JMW has particular expertise in advising sportsmen and other celebrities in relation to all aspects of strategic tax planning.

Immigration Services

At JMW we understand the very real effect that relocating to the UK has on you and your family. Whether you instruct us to take your immigration case or study, we will be there at every stage to guide you.

We can help you in the following areas:

  • Same Day/Premium Service Visa applications processes on your behalf at the Home Office
  • Tier 2 Sports people visas
  • Dependent visas (Spouses and Children)
  • Fiancé(e) visas
  • Spouse visas
  • Certificate of Approval (COA) (right to get married in the UK)
  • Visa extensions - postal or same day service
  • Settlement applications (Indefinite Leave to Remain - ILR)
  • Naturalization, Citizenship, British passports
  • Legal support and assistance for your with your applications to the British Embassies/High Commissions
  • Legal support and assistance for you with your applications to the Home Office in the UK
  • Visitor and family visit visas
  • Home / Club Visits - out of hours visits available
  • English language training

Foreign Property Tax

If you are considering buying or selling a property abroad, you should ensure that you receive tax advice on the most efficient way of buying/selling before you enter into any contract. Many people do not realise that their foreign property purchase and sale is not only governed by the laws and taxes of the country in which they buy but quite often has to be declared in the UK.

Buying and Selling Your Home or Investment Property

We can provide a tailored service designed to meet your conveyancing and property needs nationwide. Whether you are buying a home or an investment property, we will guide you seamlessly through the process.

Family and Related Disputes

Our services include providing advice and representation on a full range of family law issues such as co-habitation disputes, pre-nuptial agreements, financial settlements on divorce and child related matters. We also regularly advise on paternity issues and DNA testing.

Wealth Management

Our Private Client Team works closely with a number of specialist Independent Financial Advisers who give advice to sports personalities and entertainers. Our contacts have particular experience in understanding and delivering specific requirements in footballers.

Other areas where we can help:

  • Relocation Services
  • Charities
  • Claims on Death
  • Corporate Advice
  • Motoring Offences
  • Personal Concierge Services

For further information on our services for footballers, please download our JMW football brochure.

Contact us on 0345 872 6666 or fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you.

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